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The publisher also copy edited each accepted manuscript and sent it along for composition. Galley proofs were read by all editors and their marked galleys sent to the Secretary who combined the corrections on a set of master galleys that served as the basis for page proofs. All page proofs were read by all editors. Finally, one editor prepared the index and checked the front material, which had been made up by the publisher. The authors, of course, also read galley and page proofs.
 
The publisher also copy edited each accepted manuscript and sent it along for composition. Galley proofs were read by all editors and their marked galleys sent to the Secretary who combined the corrections on a set of master galleys that served as the basis for page proofs. All page proofs were read by all editors. Finally, one editor prepared the index and checked the front material, which had been made up by the publisher. The authors, of course, also read galley and page proofs.
 
==Full Listing of Chapters==
 
The table below contains a full listing of ''Organic Reactions'' chapters to date. Clicking on the "link" in parenthesis navigates to the actual ''Organic Reactions'' chapter.
 
 
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! Volume (Year) !! Chapter Title !! Authors
 
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||'''Volume 74 (2009)''' || Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation Of C=N Functions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or074.01 link]) || Hans-Ulrich Blaser and Felix Spindler
 
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| ||  Oxoammonium-catalyzed oxidation|Oxoammonium and Nitroxide-catalyzed Oxidations of Alcohols ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or074.02 link]) || James M. Bobbitt, Christian Brückner, and Nabyl Merbouh
 
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| ||  Asymmetric nucleophilic epoxidation|Asymmetric Epoxidatioin Of Electron-Deficient Alkenes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or074.03 link]) || Michael J. Porter and John Skidmore
 
 
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||'''Volume 73 (2008)''' || Allylboration of Carbonyl Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or073.01 link]) ||  Hugo Lachance and Dennis G. Hall
 
 
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||'''Volume 72 (2008)''' ||  Electrophilic amination|Electrophilic Amination of Carbanions, Enolates, and Their Surrogates ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or072.01 link]) ||  Engelbert Ciganek
 
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| ||  Desulfonylation reactions|Desulfonylation Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or072.02 link]) ||  Diego A. Alonso and Carmen Nájera
 
 
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||'''Volume 71 (2008)''' || Ionic and Organometallic-Catalyzed Organosilane Reductions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or071.01 link]) ||  Gerald L. Larson and James L. Fry
 
 
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||'''Volume 70 (2008)''' || The Catalytic Asymmetric Strecker Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or070.01 link]) ||  Masakatsu Shibasaki, Motomu Kanai, and Tsuyoshi Mita
 
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| ||  Dotz reaction|The Synthesis of Phenols and Quinones via Fischer Carbenes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or070.02 link]) ||  Marcey L. Waters and William D. Wulff
 
 
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||'''Volume 69 (2007)''' || Dioxirane Oxidations of Compounds Other Than Alkenes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or069.01 link]) ||  Waldemar Adam, Cong-Gui Zhao, and Kavitha Jakka
 
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| ||  Electrophilic fluorination|Electrophilic Fluorination with N-F Reagents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or069.02 link]) ||  Jérôme Baudoux and Dominique Cahard
 
 
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||'''Volume 68 (2007)''' || Cotrimerizations of Acetylenic Comounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or068.01 link]) ||  Nicolas Agenet, Olivier Buisine, Franck Slowinski, Vincent Gandon, Corinne Aubert, and Max Malacria
 
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| ||  Glycosylation|Glycosylation on Polymer Supports ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or068.02 link]) ||  Simone Bufali and Peter H. Seeberger
 
 
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||'''Volume 67 (2006)''' || Catalytic Enantioselective Aldol Addition Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or067.01 link]) ||  Erick M. Carreira, Alec Fettes, and Christiane Marti
 
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| ||  Benzylic activation and stereocontrol in tricarbonyl(arene)chromium complexes|Benzylic Activation and Stereochemical Control in Reactions of Tricarbonyl(Arene)Chromium Complexes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or067.02 link]) ||  Motokazu Uemura
 
 
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||'''Volume 66 (2005)''' ||  Overman rearrangement|The Allylic Trihaloacetimidate Rearrangment ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or066.01 link]) ||  Larry E. Overman and Nancy E. Carpenter
 
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| ||  Sharpless dihydroxylation|Asymmetric Dihydroxylation of Alkenes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or066.02 link]) ||  Mark C. Noe, Michael A. Letavic, Sheri L. Snow, and Stuart McCombie
 
 
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||'''Volume 65 (2005)''' || The Passerini Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or065.01 link]) ||  Luca Banfi and Renata Riva
 
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| ||  Imine Diels-Alder reaction|Diels-Alder Reactions of Imino Dienophiles ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or065.02 link]) ||  Geoffrey R. Heintzelman, Ivona R. Meigh, Yogesh R. Mahajan, and Steven M. Weinreb
 
 
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||'''Volume 64 (2004)''' || Additions of Allyl, Allenyl, and Propargylstannanes to Aldehydes and Imines ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or064.01 link]) ||  Benjamin W. Gung
 
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| ||  Glycosylation|Glycosylation with Sulfoxides and Sulfinates as Donors or Promoters ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or064.02 link]) ||  David Crich and Linda B. L. Lim
 
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| ||  Nozaki–Hiyama–Kishi reaction|Addition of Organochromium Reagents to Carbonyl Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or064.03 link]) ||  Kazuhiko Takai
 
 
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||'''Volume 63 (2004)''' || The Biginelli Dihydropyrimidine Synthesis ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or063.01 link]) ||  C. Oliver Kappe and Alexander Stadler
 
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| ||  Microbial arene oxidation|Microbial Arene Oxidations ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or063.02 link]) ||  Roy A. Johnson
 
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| ||  Ullmann reaction|Cu, Ni, and Pd Mediated Homocoupling Reactions in Biaryl Syntheses: The Ullmann Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or063.03 link]) ||  Todd D. Nelson and R. David Crouch
 
 
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||'''Volume 62 (2003)''' ||  Rubottom oxidation|α-Hydroxylation of Enolates and Silyl Enol Ethers ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or062.01 link]) ||  Bang-Chi Chen, Ping Zhou, Franklin A. Davis, and Engelbert Ciganek
 
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| ||  Ramberg–Bäcklund reaction|The Ramberg-Bäcklund Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or062.02 link]) ||  Richard J. K. Taylor and Guy Casy
 
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| ||  Alpha-Ketol Rearrangement|The a-Hydroxy Ketone (α-Ketol) and Related Rearrangements ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or062.03 link]) ||  Leo A. Paquette and John E. Hofferberth
 
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| ||  Ferrier rearrangement|Transformation of Glycals into 2,3-Unsaturated Glycosyl Derivatives ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or062.04 link]) ||  Robert J. Ferrier and Oleg A. Zubkov
 
 
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||'''Volume 61 (2002)''' ||  Trimethylenemethane cycloaddition|[3 + 2] Cycloaddition of Trimethylenemethane and Its Synthetic Equivalents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or061.01 link]) ||  Shigeru Yamago and Eiichi Nakamura
 
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| ||  Epoxidation with dioxiranes|Dioxirane Epoxidation of Alkenes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or061.02 link]) ||  Waldemar Adam, Chantu R. Saha-Möller, and Cong-Gui Zhao
 
 
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||'''Volume 60 (2002)''' || Epoxide Migration (Payne Rearrangement) and Related Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or060.01 link]) ||  Robert M. Hanson
 
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| || Intramolecular Heck reaction|The Intramolecular Heck Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or060.02 link]) ||  J. T. Link
 
 
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||'''Volume 59 (2001)''' || Reductive Aminations of Carbonyl Compounds with Borohydride and Borane Reducing Agents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or059.01 link]) ||  Ellen W. Baxter and Allen B. Reitz
 
 
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||'''Volume 58 (2001)''' || Simmons-Smith Cyclopropanation Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or058.01 link]) ||  André B. Charette and André Beauchemin
 
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| ||  Organozinc compounds|Preparation and Applications of Functionalized Organozinc Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or058.02 link]) ||  Paul Knochel, Nicolas Millot, Alain L. Rodriguez, and Charles E. Tucker
 
 
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||'''Volume 57 (2001)''' || Intermolecular Metal-Catalyzed Carbenoid Cyclopropanations ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or057.01 link]) ||  Huw M. L. Davies and Evan G. Antoulinakis
 
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| ||  Phenol oxidation with hypervalent iodine reagents|Oxidation of Phenolic Compounds with Organohypervalent Iodine Reagents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or057.02 link]) ||  Robert M. Moriarty and Om Prakash
 
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| ||  TOSMIC|Synthetic Uses of Tosylmethyl Isocyanide (TosMIC) ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or057.03 link]) ||  Daan van Leusen and Albert M. van Leusen
 
 
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||'''Volume 56 (2000)''' || The Hydroformylation Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or056.01 link]) ||  Iwao Ojima, Chung-Ying Tsai, Maria Tzamarioudaki, and Dominique Bonafoux
 
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| ||  Vilsmeier-Haack reaction|The Vilsmeier Reaction. 2. Reactions with Compounds Other Than Fully Conjugated Carbocycles and Heterocycles ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or056.02 link]) ||  Gurnos Jones and Stephen P. Stanforth
 
 
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||'''Volume 55 (1999)''' || Synthesis of Nucleosides ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or055.01 link]) ||  Helmut Vorbrüggen and Carmen Ruh-Pohlenz
 
 
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||'''Volume 54 (1999)''' || Aromatic Substitution by the S<sub>RN</sub>1 Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or054.01 link]) ||  Roberto Rossi, Adriana B. Pierini, and Ana N. Santiago
 
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| ||  Carbonyl oxidation with hypervalent iodine reagents|Oxidation of Carbonyl Compounds with Organohypervalent Iodine Reagents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or054.02 link]) ||  Robert M. Moriarty and Om Prakash
 
 
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||'''Volume 53 (1998)''' || The Oxidation of Alcohols by Modified Oxochromium(VI)-Amine Complexes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or053.01 link]) ||  Frederick A. Luzzio
 
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| || Retro Diels-Alder reaction|The Retro-Diels-Alder Reaction. Part II. Dienophiles with One or More Heteroatoms ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or053.02 link]) ||  Bruce Rickborn
 
 
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||'''Volume 52 (1998)''' || The Retro–Diels–Alder Reaction. Part I. C–C Dienophiles ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or052.01 link]) ||  Bruce Rickborn
 
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| ||  Enantioselective reduction of ketones|Enantioselective Reduction of Ketones ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or052.02 link]) ||  Shinichi Itsuno
 
 
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||'''Volume 51 (1997)''' || Asymmetric Aldol Reactions Using Boron Enolates ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or051.01 link]) ||  Cameron J. Cowden and Ian Paterson
 
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| ||  Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction|The Catalyzed a-Hydroxyalkylation and a-Aminoalkylation of Activated Olefins (The Morita–Baylis–Hillman Reaction) ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or051.02 link]) ||  Engelbert Ciganek
 
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| ||  4+3 cycloaddition|[4 + 3] Cycloaddition Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or051.03 link]) ||  James H. Rigby and F. Christopher Pigge
 
 
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||'''Volume 50 (1997)''' || The Stille Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or050.01 link]) ||  Vittorio Farina, Venkat Krishnamurthy and William J. Scott
 
 
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||'''Volume 49 (1997)''' || The Vilsmeier Reaction of Fully Conjugated Carbocycles and Heterocycles ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or049.01 link]) ||  Gurnos Jones and Stephen P. Stanforth
 
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| ||  6+4 cycloaddition|[6 + 4] Cycloaddition Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or049.02 link]) ||  James H. Rigby
 
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| ||  Manganese-mediated coupling reactions|Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reactions Promoted by Trivalent Manganese ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or049.03 link]) ||  Gagik G. Melikyan
 
 
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||'''Volume 48 (1995)''' || Asymmetric Epoxidation of Allylic Alcohols: The Katsuki-Sharpless Epoxidation Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or048.01 link]) ||  Tsutomu Katsuki and Victor S. Martin
 
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| ||  Radical cyclization|Radical Cyclization Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or048.02 link]) ||  B. Giese, B. Kopping, T. Göbel, J. Dickhaut, G. Thoma, K. J. Kulicke, and F. Trach
 
 
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||'''Volume 47 (1995)''' || Lateral Lithiation Reactions Promoted by Heteroatomic Substituents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or047.01 link]) ||  Robin D. Clark and Alam Jahangir
 
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| ||  Michael reaction|The Intramolecular Michael Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or047.02 link]) ||  R. Daniel Little, Mohammad R. Masjedizadeh, Olof Wallquist (in part), and Jim I. McLoughlin (in part)
 
 
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||'''Volume 46 (1994)''' || Tin(II) Enolates in the Aldol, Michael, and Related Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or046.01 link]) ||  Teruaki Mukaiyama and Shu  Kobayashi
 
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| ||  2,3-Wittig rearrangement|The [2,3]-Wittig Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or046.02 link]) ||  Takeshi Nakai and Koichi Mikami
 
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| ||  Reductions with samarium(II) iodide|Reductions with Samarium(II) Iodide ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or046.03 link]) ||  Gary A. Molander
 
 
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||'''Volume 45 (1994)''' || The Nazarov Cyclization ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or045.01 link]) ||  Karl L. Habermas, Scott E. Denmark, and Todd K. Jones
 
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| ||  Ketene cycloaddition|Ketene Cycloadditions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or045.02 link]) ||  John Hyatt and Peter W. Raynolds
 
 
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||'''Volume 44 (1993)''' || Preparation of a,b-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds and Nitriles by Selenoxide Elimination ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or044.01 link]) ||  Hans J. Reich and Susan Wollowitz
 
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| ||  2+2 photocycloaddition|Enone Olefin [2 + 2] Photochemical Cyclizations ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or044.02 link]) ||  Michael T. Crimmins and Tracy L. Reinhold
 
 
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||'''Volume 43 (1993)''' || Carbonyl Methylenation and Alkylidenation Using Titanium-Based Reagents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or043.01 link]) ||  Stanley H. Pine
 
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| ||  Anion-Assisted Sigmatropic Rearrangements ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or043.02 link]) ||  Stephen R. Wilson
 
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| ||  Baeyer-Villiger oxidation|The Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Ketones and Aldehydes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or043.03 link]) ||  Grant R. Krow
 
 
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||'''Volume 42 (1992)''' || The Birch Reduction of Aromatic Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or042.01 link]) ||  Peter W. Rabideau and Zbigniew Marcinow
 
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| ||  Mitsunobu reaction|The Mitsunobu Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or042.02 link]) ||  David L. Hughes
 
 
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||'''Volume 41 (1992)''' || Divinylcyclopropane-Cycloheptadiene Rearrangement ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or041.01 link]) || Tomásˇ Hudlicky´ , Rulin Fan, Josephine W. Reed, and Kumar G. Gadamasetti
 
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| ||  Reactions of organocopper reagents|Organocopper Reagents: Substitution, Conjugate Addition, Carbo/Metallo-cupration, and Other Reactions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or041.02 link]) ||  Bruce H. Lipshutz and Saumitra Sengupta
 
 
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||'''Volume 40 (1991)''' || The Pauson-Khand Cycloaddition Reaction for Synthesis of Cyclopentenones ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or040.01 link]) ||  Neil E. Schore
 
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| ||  Reductions with diimide|Reduction with Diimide ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or040.02 link]) ||  Daniel J. Pasto and Richard T. Taylor
 
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| ||  Pummerer rearrangement|The Pummerer Reaction of Sulfinyl Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or040.03 link]) ||  Ottorino DeLucchi, Umberto Miotti, and Giorgio Modena
 
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| ||  Stetter reaction|The Catalyzed Nucleophilic Addition of Aldehydes to Electrophilic Double Bonds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or040.04 link]) ||  Hermann Stetter and Heinrich Kuhlmann
 
 
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||'''Volume 39 (1990)''' || Lithioalkenes from Arenesulfonylhydrazones ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or039.01 link]) ||  A. Richard Chamberlin and Steven H. Bloom
 
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| ||  Polonovski reaction|The Polonovski Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or039.02 link]) ||  David Grierson
 
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| ||  Parikh-Doering oxidation|Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds via Alkoxysulfonium Ylides: The Moffatt, Swern, and Related Oxidations ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or039.03 link]) ||  Thomas T. Tidwell
 
 
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||'''Volume 38 (1990)''' || The Peterson Olefination Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or038.01 link]) || David J. Ager
 
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| ||  Vicinal difunctionalization|Tandem Vicinal Difunctionalization: β-Addition to α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Substrates Followed by α-Functionalization ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or038.02 link]) ||  Marc J. Chapdelaine and Martin Hulce
 
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| ||  Nef reaction|The Nef Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or038.03 link]) ||  Harold W. Pinnick
 
 
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||'''Volume 37 (1989)''' || Chiral Synthons by Ester Hydrolysis Catalyzed by Pig Liver Esterase ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or037.01 link]) || Masaji Ohno and Masami Otsuka
 
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| ||  Electrophilic substitution of unsaturated silanes|The Electrophilic Substitution of Allylsilanes and Vinylsilanes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or037.02 link]) || Ian Fleming, Jacques Dunoguès, and Roger Smithers
 
 
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||'''Volume 36 (1988)''' || The [3 + 2] Nitrone-Olefin Cycloaddition Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or036.01 link]) ||  Pat N. Confalone and Edward M. Huie
 
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| ||  Abramov reaction|Phosphorus Addition at sp<sup>2</sup> Carbon ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or036.02 link]) ||  Robert Engel
 
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| ||  Reductions with metal alkoxyaluminum hydrides|Reduction by Metal Alkoxyaluminum Hydrides. Part II. Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives, Nitrogen Compounds, and Sulfur Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or036.03 link]) || Jaroslav Málek
 
 
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||'''Volume 35 (1988)''' || The Beckmann Reactions: Rearrangements, Elimination-Additions, Fragmentations, and Rearrangement-Cyclizations ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or035.01 link]) ||  Robert E. Gawley
 
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| ||  Elbs oxidation|The Persulfate Oxidation of Phenols and Arylamines (The Elbs and the Boyland-Sims Oxidations) ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or035.02 link]) ||  E. J. Behrman
 
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| ||  Fluorination with aminosulfuranes|Fluorination with Diethylaminosulfur Trifluoride and Related Aminofluorosulfuranes ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or035.03 link]) ||  Milosˇ Hudlicky´
 
 
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||'''Volume 34 (1985)''' || Reductions by Metal Alkoxyaluminum Hydrides ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or034.01 link]) ||  Jaroslav Málek
 
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| ||  Fluorination by sulfur tetrafluoride|Fluorination by Sulfur Tetrafluoride ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or034.02 link]) ||  Chia-Lin J. Wang
 
 
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||'''Volume 33 (1985)''' || Formation of Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds via Organoboranes and Organoborates ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or033.01 link]) ||  Ei-Ichi Negishi and Michael J. Idacavage
 
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| ||  Vinylcyclopropane rearrangement|The Vinylcyclopropane-Cyclopentene Rearrangement ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or033.02 link]) ||  Tomásˇ Hudlicky´ , Toni M. Kutchan, and Saiyid M. Naqvi
 
 
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||'''Volume 32 (1984)''' || The Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or032.01 link]) ||  Engelbert Ciganek
 
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| ||  Reactions of alkenyl- and alkynylaluminum compounds|Synthesis Using Alkyne-Derived Alkenyl- and Alkynylaluminum Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or032.02 link]) ||  George Zweifel and Joseph A. Miller
 
 
 
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||'''Volume 31 (1984)''' || Addition and Substitution Reactions of Nitrile-Stabilized Carbanions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or031.01 link]) ||  Siméon Arseniyadis, Keith S. Kyler, and David S. Watt
 
 
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||'''Volume 30 (1984)''' || Photocyclization of Stilbenes and Related Molecules ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or030.01 link]) ||  Frank B. Mallory and Clelia W. Mallory
 
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| ||  Corey-Winter reaction|Olefin Synthesis via Deoxygenation of Vicinal Diols ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or030.02 link]) ||  Eric Block
 
 
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||'''Volume 29 (1983)''' ||  Replacement of Alcoholic Hydroxy Groups by Halogens and Other Nucleophiles via Oxyphosphonium Intermediates ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or029.01 link]) ||  Bertrand R. Castro
 
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| ||  Reductive dehalogenation of halo ketones|Reductive Dehalogenation of Polyhalo Ketones with Low-Valent Metals and Related Reducing Agents ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or029.02 link]) ||  Ryoji Noyori and Yoshihiro Hayakawa
 
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| ||  Base-promoted epoxide isomerization|Base-Promoted Isomerizations of Epoxides ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or029.03 link]) ||  Jack K. Crandall and Marcel Apparu
 
 
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||'''Volume 28 (1982)''' || The Reimer-Tiemann Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or028.01 link]) ||  Hans Wynberg and Egbert W. Meijer
 
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| ||  Friedlander synthesis|The Friedländer Synthesis of Quinolines ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or028.02 link]) ||  Chia-Chung Cheng and Shou-Jen Yan
 
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| ||  Aldol reaction|The Directed Aldol Reaction ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or028.03 link]) ||  Teruaki Mukaiyama
 
 
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||'''Volume 27 (1982)''' ||  Allylic and Benzylic Carbanions Substituted by Heteroatoms ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or027.01 link]) ||  Jean-François Biellmann and Jean-Bernard Ducep
 
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| ||  Heck reaction|Palladium-Catalyzed Vinylation of Organic Halides ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or027.02 link]) ||  Richard F. Heck
 
 
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||'''Volume 26 (1979)''' || Heteroatom-Facilitated Lithiations ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or026.01 link]) ||  Heinz W. Gschwend and Herman R. Rodriguez
 
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| ||  Intramolecular reactions of diazocarbonyl compounds|Intramolecular Reactions of Diazocarbonyl Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or026.02 link]) ||  Steven D. Burke and Paul A. Grieco
 
 
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||'''Volume 25 (1977)''' || The Ramberg-Bäcklund Rearrangement ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or025.01 link]) ||  Leo A. Paquette
 
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| ||  Horner–Wadsworth–Emmons reaction|Synthetic Applications of Phosphoryl-Stabilized Anions ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or025.02 link]) ||  William S. Wadsworth, Jr.
 
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| ||  Hydrocyanation of unsaturated carbonyl compounds|Hydrocyanation of Conjugated Carbonyl Compounds ([http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471264180.or025.03 link]) ||  Wataru Nagata and Mitsuru Yoshioka
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 24 (1976)''' ||  Homogeneous Hydrogenation Catalysts in Organic Solvents ||  Arthur J. Birch and David H. Williamson
 
|-
 
| ||  Ester Cleavages via S<sub>N</sub>2-Type Dealkylation ||  John E. McMurry
 
|-
 
| ||  Meerwein arylation|Arylation of Unsaturated Compounds by Diazonium Salts (The Meerwein Arylation Reaction) ||  Christian S. Rondestvedt, Jr.
 
|-
 
| ||  Selenium dioxide|Selenium Dioxide Oxidation ||  Norman Rabjohn
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 23 (1976)''' ||  Reduction and Related Reactions of α,β-Unsaturated Compounds with Metals in Liquid Ammonia ||  Drury Caine
 
|-
 
| ||  Acyloin condensation|The Acyloin Condensation ||  Jordan J. Bloomfield, Dennis C. Owsley, and Janice M. Nelke
 
|-
 
| ||  Shapiro reaction|Alkenes from Tosylhydrazones ||  Robert H. Shapiro
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 22 (1975)''' || Claisen and Cope rearrangement|Cope Rearrangements ||  Sara Jane Rhoads and N. Rebecca Raulins
 
|-
 
| ||  Organocopper chemistry|Substitution Reactions Using Organocopper Reagents ||  Gary H. Posner
 
|-
 
| ||  Clemmensen reduction|Clemmensen Reduction of Ketones in Anhydrous Organic Solvents ||  E. Vedejs
 
|-
 
| ||  Reformatsky reaction|The Reformatsky Reaction ||  Michael W. Rathke
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 21 (1974)''' ||  Fluorination with Sulfur Tetrafluoride ||  G. A. Boswell, Jr.  , W. C. Ripka, R. M. Scribner, and C. W. Tullock
 
|-
 
| ||  Modern Methods to Prepare Monofluoroaliphatic Compounds ||  Clay M. Sharts and William A. Sheppard
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 20 (1973)''' ||  Cyclopropanes from Unsaturated Compounds, Methylene Iodide, and Zinc-Copper Couple ||  H. E. Simmons, T. L. Cairns, Susan A. Vladuchick, and Connie M. Hoiness
 
|-
 
| ||  Sensitized Photooxygenation of Olefins ||  R. W. Denny and A. Nickon
 
|-
 
| ||  Nenitzescu indole synthesis|The Synthesis of 5-Hydroxyindoles by the Nenitzescu Reaction ||  George R. Allen, Jr.
 
|-
 
| ||  Nikolay Zinin|The Zinin Reaction of Nitroarenes ||  H. K. Porter
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 19 (1972)''' ||  Conjugate Addition Reactions of Organocopper Reagents ||  Gary H. Posner
 
|-
 
| ||  Formation of Carbon-Carbon Bonds via π-Allylnickel Compounds ||  Martin F. Semmelhack
 
|-
 
| ||  The Thiele-Winter Acetoxylation of Quinones ||  J. F. W. McOmie and J. M. Blatchly
 
|-
 
| ||  Lead(IV) acetate|Oxidative Decarboxylation of Acids by Lead Tetraacetate ||  Roger A. Sheldon and Jay K. Kochi
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 18 (1970)''' ||  Preparation of Ketones from the Reaction of Organolithium Reagents with Carboxylic Acids ||  Margaret J. Jorgenson
 
|-
 
| ||  Smiles rearrangement|The Smiles and Related Rearrangements of Aromatic Systems ||  W. E. Truce, Eunice M. Kreider, and William W. Brand
 
|-
 
| ||  The Reactions of Diazoacetic Esters with Alkenes, Alkynes, Heterocyclic, and Aromatic Compounds ||  Vinod Dave and E. W. Warnhoff
 
|-
 
| ||  Stevens rearrangement|The Base-Promoted Rearrangements of Quaternary Ammonium Salts ||  Stanley H. Pine
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 17 (1969)''' ||  The Synthesis of Substituted Ferrocenes and Other π-Cyclopentadienyl-Transition Metal Compounds ||  Donald E. Bublitz and Kenneth L. Rinehart, Jr.
 
|-
 
| ||  The γ-Alkylation and γ-Arylation of Dianions of β-Dicarbonyl Compounds ||  Thomas M. Harris and Constance M. Harris
 
|-
 
| ||  Ritter reaction|The Ritter Reaction ||  L. I. Krimen and Donald J. Cota
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 16 (1968)''' || The Aldol Condensation ||  Arnold T. Nielsen and William J. Houlihan
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 15 (1967)''' || The Dieckmann Condensation ||  John P. Schaefer and Jordan J. Bloomfield
 
|-
 
| ||  Knoevenagel condensation|The Knoevenagel Condensation ||  G. Jones
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 14 (1965)''' || The Chapman Rearrangement ||  J. W. Schulenberg and S. Archer
 
|-
 
| ||  a-Amidoalkylations at Carbon ||  Harold E. Zaugg and William B. Martin
 
|-
 
| ||  Wittig reaction|The Wittig Reaction ||  Adalbert Maercker
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 13 (1963)''' || Hydration of Olefins, Dienes, and Acetylenes via Hydroboration || George Zweifel and Herbert C. Brown
 
|-
 
| ||  Halocyclopropanes from Halocarbenes ||  William E. Parham and Edward E. Schweizer
 
|-
 
| ||  Free Radical Addition to Olefins to Form Carbon-Carbon Bonds ||  Cheves Walling and Earl S. Huyser
 
|-
 
| ||  Formation of Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds by Free Radical Chain Additions to Carbon-Carbon Multiple Bonds ||  F. W. Stacey and J. F. Harris, Jr.
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 12 (1962)''' ||  Cyclobutane Derivatives from Thermal Cycloaddition Reactions ||  John D. Roberts and Clay M. Sharts
 
|-
 
| ||  Chugaev reaction|The Preparation of Olefins by the Pyrolysis of Xanthates. The Chugaev Reaction ||  Harold R. Nace
 
|-
 
| ||  The Synthesis of Aliphatic and Alicyclic Nitro Compounds ||  Nathan Kornblum
 
|-
 
| ||  Synthesis of Peptides with Mixed Anhydrides ||  Noel F. Albertson
 
|-
 
| ||  Raney nickel|Desulfurization with Raney Nickel ||  George R. Pettit and Eugene E. van Tamelen
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 11 (1960)''' || The Beckmann Rearrangement || L. Guy Donaruma and Walter Z. Heldt
 
|-
 
| ||  Tiffeneau-Demjanov rearrangement|The Demjanov and Tiffeneau-Demjanov Ring Expansions ||  Peter A. S. Smith and Donald R. Baer
 
|-
 
| ||  Arylation of Unsaturated Compounds by Diazonium Salts ||  Christian S. Rondestvedt, Jr.
 
|-
 
| ||  Favorskii rearrangement|The Favorskii Rearrangement of Haloketones ||  Andrew S. Kende
 
|-
 
| ||  Hofmann elimination|Olefins from Amines: The Hofmann Elimination Reaction and Amine Oxide Pyrolysis ||  Arthur C. Cope and Elmer R. Trumbull
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 10 (1959)''' ||  The Coupling of Diazonium Salts with Aliphatic Carbon Atoms ||  Stanley J. Parmerter
 
|-
 
| ||  Japp-Klingemann reaction|The Japp-Klingemann Reaction ||  Robert R. Phillips
 
|-
 
| ||  Michael reaction|The Michael Reaction ||  Ernst D. Bergmann, David Ginsburg, and Raphael Pappo
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 9 (1957)''' ||  The Cleavage of Non-enolizable Ketones with Sodium Amide ||  K. E. Hamlin and Arthur W. Weston
 
|-
 
| ||  Gattermann reaction|The Gattermann Synthesis of Aldehydes ||  William E. Truce
 
|-
 
| ||  Baeyer-Villiger oxidation|The Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Aldehydes and Ketones ||  C. H. Hassall
 
|-
 
| ||  The Alkylation of Esters and Nitriles ||  Arthur C. Cope, H. L. Holmes, and Herbert O. House
 
|-
 
| ||  The Reaction of Halogens with Silver Salts of Carboxylic Acids ||  C. V. Wilson
 
|-
 
| ||  The Synthesis of β-Lactams ||  John C. Sheehan and Elias J. Corey
 
|-
 
| ||  Pschorr reaction|The Pschorr Synthesis and Related Diazonium Ring Closure Reactions ||  DeLos F. DeTar
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 8 (1954)''' ||  Catalytic Hydrogenation of Esters to Alcohols ||  Homer Adkins
 
|-
 
| ||  The Synthesis of Ketones from Acid Halides and Organometallic Compounds of Magnesium, Zinc, and Cadmium ||  David A. Shirley
 
|-
 
| ||  The Acylation of Ketones to Form β-Diketones or β-Keto Aldehydes ||  Charles R. Hauser, Frederic W. Swamer, and Joe T. Adams
 
|-
 
| ||  Sommelet–Hauser rearrangement|The Sommelet Reaction ||  S. J. Angyal
 
|-
 
| ||  The Synthesis of Aldehydes from Carboxylic Acids ||  Erich Mosettig
 
|-
 
| ||  The Metalation Reaction with Organolithium Compounds ||  Henry Gilman and John W. Morton, Jr.
 
|-
 
| ||  β-Lactones ||  Harold E. Zaugg
 
|-
 
| ||  The Reaction of Diazomethane and Its Derivatives with Aldehydes and Ketones ||  C. David Gutsche
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 7 (1953)''' || The Pechmann Reaction ||  Suresh Sethna and Ragini Phadke
 
|-
 
| ||  Skraup synthesis|The Skraup Synthesis of Quinolines ||  R. H. F. Manske and Marshall Kulka
 
|-
 
| ||  Carbon-Carbon Alkylations with Amines and Ammonium Salts ||  James H. Brewster and Ernest L. Eliel
 
|-
 
| ||  von Braun reaction|The von Braun Cyanogen Bromide Reaction ||  Howard A. Hageman
 
|-
 
| ||  Hydrogenolysis of Benzyl Groups Attached to Oxygen, Nitrogen, or Sulfur ||  Walter H. Hartung and Robert Simonoff
 
|-
 
| ||  The Nitrosation of Aliphatic Carbon Atoms ||  Oscar Touster
 
|-
 
| ||  Epoxidation and Hydroxylation of Ethylenic Compounds with Organic Peracids ||  Daniel Swern
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 6 (1951)''' || The Stobbe Condensation ||  William S. Johnson and Guido H. Daub
 
|-
 
| ||  Bischler-Napieralski reaction|The Preparation of 3,4-Dihydroisoquinolines and Related Compounds by the Bischler-Napieralski Reaction ||  Wilson M. Whaley and Tutucorin R. Govindachari
 
|-
 
| ||  Pictet-Spengler reaction|The Pictet-Spengler Synthesis of Tetrahydroisoquinolines and Related Compounds ||  Wilson M. Whaley and Tutucorin R. Govindachari
 
|-
 
| ||  Pomeranz-Fritsch reaction|The Synthesis of Isoquinolines by the Pomeranz-Fritsch Reaction ||  Walter J. Gensler
 
|-
 
| ||  Oppenauer oxidation|The Oppenauer Oxidation ||  Carl Djerassi
 
|-
 
| ||  The Synthesis of Phosphonic and Phosphinic Acids ||  Gennady M. Kosolapoff
 
|-
 
| ||  The Halogen-Metal Interconversion Reaction with Organolithium Compounds ||  Reuben G. Jones and Henry Gilman
 
|-
 
| ||  The Preparation of Thiazoles ||  Richard H. Wiley, D. C. England, and Lyell C. Behr
 
|-
 
| ||  The Preparation of Thiophenes and Tetrahydrothiophenes ||  Donald E. Wolf and Karl Folkers
 
|-
 
| ||  Reductions by Lithium Aluminum Hydride ||  Weldon G. Brown
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 5 (1949)''' ||  The Synthesis of Acetylenes ||  Thomas L. Jacobs
 
|-
 
| ||  Cyanoethylation ||  Herman L. Bruson
 
|-
 
| ||  Diels-Alder reaction|The Diels-Alder Reaction: Quinones and Other Cyclenones ||  Lewis L. Butz and Anton W. Rytina
 
|-
 
| ||  Schiemann reaction|Preparation of Aromatic Fluorine Compounds from Diazonium Fluoborates: The Schiemann Reaction ||  Arthur Roe
 
|-
 
| ||  The Friedel and Crafts Reaction with Aliphatic Dibasic Acid Anhydrides ||  Ernst Berliner
 
|-
 
| ||  Gatterman reaction|The Gattermann-Koch Reaction ||  Nathan N. Crounse
 
|-
 
| ||  Leuckart reaction|The Leuckart Reaction ||  Maurice L. Moore
 
|-
 
| ||  Selenium Dioxide Oxidation ||  Norman Rabjohn
 
|-
 
| ||  Hoesch reaction|The Hoesch Synthesis ||  Paul E. Spoerri and Adrien S. DuBois
 
|-
 
| ||  Darzens reaction|The Darzens Glycidic Ester Condensation ||  Melvin S. Newman and Barney J. Magerlein
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 4 (1948)''' ||  The Diels-Alder Reaction with Maleic Anhydride ||  Milton C. Kloetzel
 
|-
 
| ||  Diels-Alder reaction|The Diels-Alder Reaction: Ethylenic and Acetylenic Dienophiles ||  H. L. Holmes
 
|-
 
| ||  The Preparation of Amines by Reductive Alkylation ||  William S. Emerson
 
|-
 
| ||  The Acyloins ||  S. M. McElvain
 
|-
 
| ||  The Synthesis of Benzoins || Walter S. Ide and Johannes S. Buck
 
|-
 
| ||  Synthesis of Benzoquinones by Oxidation ||  James Cason
 
|-
 
| ||  Rosenmund reduction|The Rosenmund Reduction of Acid Chlorides to Aldehydes ||  Erich Mosettig and Ralph Mozingo
 
|-
 
| ||  Wolff-Kishner reduction|The Wolff-Kishner Reduction ||  David Todd
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 3 (1946)''' ||  The Alkylation of Aromatic Compounds by the Friedel-Crafts Method ||  Charles C. Price
 
|-
 
| ||  Willgerodt-Kindler reaction|The Willgerodt Reaction ||  Marvin Carmack and M. A. Spielman
 
|-
 
| ||  Preparation of Ketenes and Ketene Dimers ||  W. E. Hanford and John C. Sauer
 
|-
 
| ||  Direct Sulfonation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Their Halogen Derivatives ||  C. M. Suter and Arthur W. Weston
 
|-
 
| ||  Azlactones ||  H. E. Carter
 
|-
 
| ||  Substitution and Addition Reactions of Thiocyanogen ||  John L. Wood
 
|-
 
| ||  Hofmann rearrangement|The Hofmann Reaction ||  Everett L. Wallis and John F. Lane
 
|-
 
| ||  Schmidt reaction|The Schmidt Reaction ||  Hans Wolff
 
|-
 
| ||  Curtius rearrangement|The Curtius Reaction ||  Peter A. S. Smith
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 2 (1944)''' || The Claisen Rearrangement ||  D. Stanley Tarbell
 
|-
 
| ||  The Preparation of Aliphatic Fluorine Compounds ||  Albert L. Henne
 
|-
 
| ||  Cannizzaro reaction|The Cannizzaro Reaction ||  T. A. Geissman
 
|-
 
| ||  The Formation of Cyclic Ketones by Intramolecular Acylation ||  William S. Johnson
 
|-
 
| ||  Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reduction|Reduction with Aluminum Alkoxides (The Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley Reduction) ||  A. L. Wilds
 
|-
 
| ||  The Preparation of Unsymmetrical Biaryls by the Diazo Reaction and the Nitrosoacetylamine Reaction ||  Werner E. Bachmann and Roger A. Hoffman
 
|-
 
| ||  Replacement of the Aromatic Primary Amino Group by Hydrogen ||  Nathan Kornblum
 
|-
 
| ||  Periodic Acid Oxidation ||  Ernest L. Jackson
 
|-
 
| ||  The Resolution of Alcohols ||  A. W. Ingersoll
 
|-
 
| ||  Bechamp reaction|The Preparation of Aromatic Arsonic and Arsinic Acids by the Bart, Béchamp, and Rosenmund Reactions ||  Cliff S. Hamilton and Jack F. Morgan
 
 
|-
 
||'''Volume 1 (1942)''' || The Reformatsky Reaction ||  Ralph L. Shriner
 
|-
 
| ||  Arndt-Eistert reaction|The Arndt-Eistert Reaction ||  W. E. Bachmann and W. S. Struve
 
|-
 
| ||  Chloromethylation of Aromatic Compounds ||  Reynold C. Fuson and C. H. McKeever
 
|-
 
| ||  The Amination of Heterocyclic Bases by Alkali Amides ||  Marlin T. Leffler
 
|-
 
| ||  Bucherer reaction|The Bucherer Reaction ||  Nathan L. Drake
 
|-
 
| ||  Elbs reaction|The Elbs Reaction ||  Louis F. Fieser
 
|-
 
| ||  Clemmensen reduction|The Clemmensen Reduction ||  Elmore L. Martin
 
|-
 
| ||  Perkin reaction|The Perkin Reaction and Related Reactions ||  John R. Johnson
 
|-
 
| ||  Claisen condensation|The Acetoacetic Ester Condensation and Certain Related Reactions || Charles R. Hauser and Boyd E. Hudson, Jr. 
 
|-
 
| ||  Mannich reaction|The Mannich Reaction ||  F. F. Blicke
 
|-
 
| ||  Fries rearrangement|The Fries Reaction ||  A. H. Blatt
 
|-
 
| ||  The Jacobson Reaction ||  Lee Irvin Smith
 
|}
 
  
 
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Organic Reactions is a secondary reference which synthesizes the organic chemistry literature around particular chemical transformations. Each chapter of Organic Reactions is devoted to a particular organic chemical reaction, and chapters provide exhaustive coverage of literature work in the form of a tabular survey of known reactions. Mechanistic and experimental details, including the scope and limitations of each transformation, are also included.

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Organic Reactions is a comprehensive reference work that contains authoritative, critical reviews of many important synthetic reactions. Authors for these chapters are solicited by the board of editors from leading chemists worldwide. The publication process entails a thorough peer-review process, ensuring the high quality and attention to detail for which this series is noted. Organic Reactions chapters focus primarily on the preparative aspects of a given transformation. Particular attention is paid to substrate scope, reaction limitations, stereochemical aspects, effects of chemical structures, and the selection of experimental conditions. Detailed procedures illustrating the significant modifications of the chemical reaction are also included, along with comparisons to other methods to achieve a similar transformation. Every chapter contains a comprehensive compilation all of the published examples of the reaction organized in tables according to the structure of the starting material. Each reaction is presented with information about the reaction conditions, yield, products, and is fully referenced.

The aim of Organic Reactions since its initial publication in 1942 has been to assist organic chemists in the design of new experiments by providing "critical discussions of the more important synthetic reactions." Organic Reactions is unique in providing an authoritative discussion of the topic reaction accompanied by tables that organize all published examples of the reaction being reviewed. This combination of critical discussion and thorough coverage is responsible for the leading position this series occupies for scientists interested in the reactions of organic chemistry. An additional distinctive feature of this series is that it is assembled almost entirely through voluntary dedicated efforts of its authors, editors and assistants.

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Roger Adams, editor-in-chief of Organic Reactions from 1942-1960

The Beginning

The reasons for starting Organic Reactions and the ways in which it was planned to accomplish its goals are well stated in the Introduction to the Series, which is included at the beginning of each volume.

The decision to undertake the preparation and presentation of "critical discussions of the more important (synthetic) reactions" was made at a meeting of the editors of Organic Syntheses and representatives of John Wiley & Sons during the Eighth National Organic Chemistry Symposium at St. Louis in December 1939. At that meeting the organizational setup was agreed upon, the operating procedures were roughed out, and the topics and authors were selected for Volume 1. These actions were formalized by the incorporation of Organic Reactions in Illinois on August 1, 1942, for educational and research purposes, with Roger Adams, Harold R. Snyder, Werner E. Bachmann, John R. Johnson, and Louis F. Fieser as directors, and by the appearance later that year of Volume 1. Roger Adams was elected president and served as President and Editor-in-Chief until he was succeeded in both positions by Arthur C. Cope in 1960 with the publication of Volume 11. He remained an active member of the Editorial Board until his death in 1971. Professor Cope in turn was succeeded in 1966 by Professor William G. Dauben who served from 1966-1984. Subsequent Editors-in-Chief and Presidents of the corporation are: Professor Andrew S. Kende (1984-1988), Professor Leo A. Paquette (1988-2000) Professor Larry E. Overman (2000-2007) and Professor Scott E. Denmark (2008-present). The close relationship of Organic Reactions to Organic Syntheses, Roger Adams, and John Wiley & Sons is obvious; the great value of that relationship is equally obvious to all who have been connected with the series as editors and authors.

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The editors chose the topics to be covered and the authors who would be asked to write the chapters. These decisions, together with discussions of work in progress, were the bases of an annual working dinner for the editors. Invitations to write chapters were extended by the Editor-in-Chief, and those who knew Roger Adams will not be surprised that few invitations were declined. Correspondence with authors and publishers between the annual meetings was handled by one of the editors who also served as secretary.

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